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Old 08-14-2011, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Iv got a Intel 3 (3.2Ghz processor), 4gb ram, mb I/O 2 serial 1 parallel 6 usb (Gigbyte/ASUS), Win7 and a 22" monitor. And i was wondering whats the Best Gaming Graphics Card i can get for it, at the moment its got a 521mb internal video card. If you could give me the best options and the prices.

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well, what's your budget? and what model power supply unit do you have?
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Yha, please give us more more more anbd we can tailor he answer.

What motherboard or manufacteur is your computer
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PSU is about 300watts. Cant find the brand name yet

Ill find more about the PSU lol, Ill find the proper watt number, that 1 was just a est.
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You'll need a lot more than 300W for a decent graphics card.
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I went to the pscalculater on the asus website, need around 750w for decent 1
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I wouldn't say you need that much, to be honest, but I guess "decent" is a relative term.

Also, not all psus are equal at the same wattage.
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Yeah, what you need is relative, what games do you want to run on there?
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As others have said, you need more power. But a 750W will run 2 good cards... 430W for an entry card like a 520 and a 550W for za gtx550->580.
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Ok got it its a 580watt PSU monitor resolution can only go up to 1680x1050

i was thinking GeForce GTX 570
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